02 Jan '18, 8am

Over 1,000 evacuated from #floods in Johor, Pahang and Terengganu

JOHOR BARU - Over 1,000 people have been forced to leave their homes after floods hit various states in Malaysia on Tuesday (Jan 2), with the weatherman predicting more rain to come in the annual north-east monsoon. Johor, which has suffered heavy downpours since Sunday evening, saw the number of flood victims in Johor rise to 371 people as at Tuesday morning, reported The Star, with most of those affected from the Mersing district. State Health, Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Ayub Rahmat said that 95 families had been evacuated from their homes as at 6am on Tuesday. "Mersing is currently the worst hit with 337 people seeking shelter at seven flood relief centres," said Datuk Ayub. Another 34 flood evacuees are at relief centres in the Kota Tinggi district. Meanwhile three primary schools in the Kluang district were affected by rising floodwaters...

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